September 10, 2010

Fabulous Fabric Fridays...Richard Smith...

'Fairlight' - Richard's 17th century farmhouse

I'm sorry I'm so late with this post but I spilled hot coffee on my laptop keyboard and it stopped working! Needless to say, I purchased a keyboard that is spill-proof (!!) so it is just a quick fix until I decide to take my laptop in for some 'surgery...'  I digress...welcome to Jolly Old England for this post. Highlighting a fabulous textile designer in the UK - Richard Smith who has redone his country home and uses ALL his own fabrics to decorate...I think you will like what you see - I can't decide which room I like best...:))

Richard has designed fabrics for F. Schumacher and Warner Fabrics...

Richard Smith in his studio amongst his textiles...

'Cecily' hand printed silk...

I love all of the rooms, but the turquoise linen fabric in the dining room and these curtains above are particularly beautiful...Richard has done different collections for 'No. 9 Thompson' and you can see more here.  Since living in England, I have a soft spot for all things British and of course, British design.  Thank you for spending a little time with me this week and I hope you all have a great weekend!! I have something special for you next week so please stop in again! xx :))

(original images by James Merrell)
(Interior Design by Diana Kelly with Richard Smith)


  1. I agree with you. I like the blue dining room chair and the cecily fabric. Beautiful!


  2. I also think the dining room is so peaceful. Fabrics are so fun to work with! Hope you have a great weekend and I'm glad your computer had not major surgery.
    Thanks for the blog love!

  3. I just found your blog last week and I'm loving it!

    I agree with you about the curtains in the last photo - they are so luxurious. I also love the photo of Mr. Smith in his studio surrounded by all of his beautiful textiles.

    I'm looking forward to reading more new posts and catching up on your old ones! :)